Can Young Elementary Kids Serve in Church?
Yes, of course they can.
Here are some suggestions.
* Picking up litter after church – drop candy wrappers, discarded worship folders, etc.
* Collect communion used communion cups. Whether they’re throwaways or glass, someone has to collect them.
* Help the ushers pass out the worship folders, bulletins or programs.
* Play or sing a solo or a group musical number. This could be offertory in the main auditorium or it could be in children’s church. Look for opportunities for kids to use their talents.
* Ask a strong reader, to do the Scripture reading for the service. (Of course, you want to make sure he practices well before the big day.)
* Have them help you organized the kid’s room closet. Give them a specific task – going through the crayons and sorting by color and setting aside those all those little pieces (to melt together later multi-colored crayons).
* Welcome new kids (or adults). Teach kids to be friendly to visitors … and a kid welcoming an adult will get the newcomer’s attention!
* Drawing pictures, outlining the message for a bulletin board display.
* Picking up litter outside around the church yard.
* Setting up, taking down chairs … especially kid-sized chairs.
* Hand out fliers or anything else that needs to be passed out.
* Plant flowers. Twenty years ago, first graders at one church all planted tulips around the church sign. Some of those kids are married now … but every spring they can see the tulips they planted as kids.
What are some ways kids have served in your church?